(Polar molecules, Non-polar molecules, etc.)
Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin
Riya Sood 4G
- Posts: 160
- Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:18 am
Is there a way to figure out the VSEPR model shape without drawing out the Lewis Structure ?
Minh Ngo 4G
- Posts: 137
- Joined: Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:17 am
Other than memorization, I don't think so.
Alexa Mugol 3I
- Posts: 54
- Joined: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:17 am
I don't think so unless you have an idea of what the Lewis structure looks like in your head (like the structure of a bent water molecule). Drawing the structure is helpful in visualizing where the atoms and lone pair electrons are located so you can see how they might repel or best be arranged.
- Posts: 101
- Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:16 am
Are there specific molecules that we need to memorize the VSEPR models for then or will they be given?
Return to “Determining Molecular Shape (VSEPR)”
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests